India's Power Sector Achieves Record 250 GW Demand Met On May 30

India's Power Sector Achieves Record 250 GW Demand Met On May 30

As per the Ministry of Power, the Northern region also achieved a record demand met, reaching an all-time high of 86.7 GW on Thursday, while the Western region also touched its maximum demand met of 74.8 GW.

ANIUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2024, 08:22 AM IST
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In a significant achievement for India's power sector, the country met a record maximum power demand of 250 GW on Thursday, May 30. Moreover, all of India's non-solar demand also touched an all-time high of 234.3 GW on Wednesday, reflecting the combined impact of weather-related loads and growing industrial and residential power consumption in these areas, the Ministry of Power said in a release.

As per the Ministry of Power, the Northern region also achieved a record demand met, reaching an all-time high of 86.7 GW on Thursday, while the Western region also touched its maximum demand met of 74.8 GW.

"Additionally, all-India thermal generation hit an all-time high, achieving a peak of 176 GW (ex-bus), especially during non-solar hours. A key contributor to this has been the strategic implementation of Section 11, which facilitated the maximization of generation from imported coal and gas-based plants.

This surge further underscores the significant capacity and operational efficiency of India's thermal power plants, which continue to be the backbone of the nation's energy mix," the Ministry said.

The ministry further added that support from renewable energy sources, especially solar during solar hours and wind during non-solar hours, is also very significant in meeting the demand.

These achievements are a testament to the coordinated efforts of various stakeholders in the power sector, including government agencies, power generation companies, and grid operators.

Their commitment to enhancing generation capacity, optimizing resource allocation, and implementing policies has been instrumental in meeting the country's energy needs

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